The Sandlot

The Sandlot (1993)

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Continuity mistake: Scotty Smalls has a black eye the second day he goes to the sandlot. After Benny teaches him how to catch, he turns around and looks at the fence, and his black eye is healed. When when we see him going home his black eye reappears.

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Suggested correction: He still has the black eye when he turns around.

Continuity mistake: It is established that "The Sandlot" is a relatively vacant lot, mostly dirt, with grass mostly in the infield areas. But numerous times in the scenes involving trying to retrieve the baseball, the background shows a manicured yard with a yellow house just off to the side. It's not in the distance, it's right next to the treehouse. And it doesn't appear that this is just another angle, as we see the treehouse from a distance numerous times, and there is no grass or house anywhere in its area, let alone a full back yard with a grill.

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Suggested correction: The treehouse is actually not in the sandlot itself. It's in the backyard of a house that's behind the sandlot (which is also where most of their retrieval efforts take place).

Visible crew/equipment: Right after squints kiss Wendy, Wendy pulls squints to his feet. When she starts dragging him out you can briefly see crew members over by the concession stands.

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Suggested correction: I pulled up this scene on YouTube and watched over it at least a dozen times. The concessions stand is far in the background and the camera pans across it quickly, so even pausing the scene, you still can't definitively make out that anyone is standing over in that area, much less anyone that can be positively identified as a crew member.

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Continuity mistake: When the treehouse is about to explode, we see Bertram say he's getting out of there and go down the ladder. Then after some scenes we see him running out of the tree house when he was supposedly already down on the ground.

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Hamm: Hey, do you want a S'more?
Scotty: Some more what?
Hamm: No, no. Do you want a S'more?
Scotty: I haven't had anything yet, so how can I have some more of nothing?
Hamm: You're killing me Smalls.

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Trivia: According to Patrick Renna, every day of filming was between 95 and 100°, except for the day they filmed the swimming pool scene, in which the temperature was only 60°. That is why Squints is shivering when he's about to jump into the deep end.

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Question: At the end of the movie, it shows Benny managing to steal home, being called safe, the catcher arguing that Benny was out and the umpire saying Benny was safe. In slow motion, it shows the catcher catching the ball and tagging Benny as he slides into home so why wasn't Benny called out?

Answer: The umpire got the call wrong in that case. It happens all the time in real life. It wasn't allowed back then, but now Major League Baseball and other sports leagues will use instant replay to make sure they get close calls right.

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Answer: The catcher tags Benny on the chest after he touches home plate with his left hand. Safe.

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Answer: The film shows Benny beating the tag. Although the ball gets there before Benny, the catcher tags Benny a split second after his hand touches home plate.

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